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Safeguarding child refugees is everyone’s responsibility
Safeguarding child refugees is everyone’s responsibility
Mercy (9) recounts her loss and the ensuing journey to Busia, Uganda with stoic resignation. She recalls a burnt homestead, a missing mother, two...
Gupta citizenship tale full of holes
Gupta citizenship tale full of holes
The news cycle is so hectic at present that, if you blink, you may miss the latest piece of the jigsaw to fall into the public space. There is,...
Editorial: A capable, caring state is our right
Editorial: A capable, caring state is our right
This week, auditor general Kimi Makwetu released his annual report on government expenditure for the 2015-2016 financial year. It makes for...
The paradoxes of polyamory
The paradoxes of polyamory
I love to pontificate on what the cool kids are doing and their funky trends, such as hipster hats and cool round glasses. But the fad that has...
Letters to the editor: June 23 to 29 2017
Letters to the editor: June 23 to 29 2017
I was heart-broken reading Neo Ramoupi’s article on higher education (“
Refugees have an equal right to healthcare
Refugees have an equal right to healthcare
June 20 is World Refugee Day. There are about 65.6-million forcibly displaced people, and 22.5-million international refugees, the recent report by...
South Africans’ stories tell how the country is changing
South Africans’ stories tell how the country is changing
News that South Africa has entered a recession has added more uncertainty to the lives of many citizens.
SA’s promise of true equality  still a dream
SA’s promise of true equality still a dream
South Africa has submitted its first report to the United Nations on the progress it has made to overcome the apartheid legacies of unequal access...
Have an instance on the fence of harmony
Have an instance on the fence of harmony
A company called LUX* recently sent me the most charming email. I don’t know if LUX* is an acronym for anything, and I couldn’t see a footnote...
State capture fails the black middle class
State capture fails the black middle class
South Africa’s middle class (white and black) has always been a creation of the state, but the method used to create a white middle class differs...
Public protector's 30-year old bailout pursuit is sending SA on a wild goose chase
Public protector's 30-year old bailout pursuit is sending SA on a wild goose chase
Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has ignited a flaring grass fire with recommendations around a R1.2-billion bailout paid to a local bank between 1986...
Why the public protector is dangerously wrong
Why the public protector is dangerously wrong
The proposal of the public protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, that the Constitution should be amended to change the role of the South African...
It's not over yet, Dlamini has everything at stake
It's not over yet, Dlamini has everything at stake
The saga of social grants and the role of the minister of social development is set to continue in light of the latest Constitutional Court judgment....

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